Pierre A. Gentieu Brandywine River Valley photographs

About this collection

This collection is comprised of 326 images taken by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company employee Pierre Gentieu from approximately 1880 to 1920. Gentieu's images document the DuPont Company Powder Yards along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington Delaware. The collection documents the surrounding community along the Brandywine including worker's families, du Pont family homes, churches in the area, DuPont Company exposition displays, and other facets of social and work life in the area. For a detailed description of the Gentieu collection of Brandywine River Valley images, click here to view the finding aid.

    Image: Employees at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards. Click to view.

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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company first main office building on Brandywine Creek (rear view)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company first main office building and surrounding fence on the Brandywine Creek
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company second main office on the Brandywine Creek
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company second main office on the Brandywine Creek (side view)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lutton standing with covered wagon team in Lower Yard
Six employees sitting in front of Lutton's six-horse team pulling a covered wagon on Lower Yard of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in Wilmington, Delaware. Lutton is standing next to one of the horses., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
George Lutton's covered wagon team in Lower Yard
Seven employees sitting in front of Lutton's six-horse team pulling a covered wagon on Lower Yard of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in Wilmington, Delaware. Lutton is mounted on horse. Identification of people on ground by J.W. Macklem (left to right): John Donoghue, Cornelius Morgan, Charles Gaino, Charles Deery, William Rowe, Alfred Willis, and Jack Willis. The Willises are further identified as the step-grandsons of George Lutton.
Men with traction engine designed by Alfred I. du Pont
Traction engine on rails at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Traction engine designed by Alfred I. du Pont
Traction engine on rails at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Employees outside of the old machine shop on Hagley Yard
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New Machine Shop and lumber yard on Hagley Yard
New machine shop in the background with rails and lumber in foreground, showing building of experimental coal barrel and coal bins. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware.
Employees and new machine shop on Hagley Yard
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Employees in new machine shop on Hagley Yard
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New machine shop floor (interior view from second floor)
Hagley Yard at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New machine shop on Hagley Yard (exterior view)
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New machine shop floor on Hagley Yard (view from second floor)
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Joseph Maxwell with his horse and cart
Team in front of one of the buildings in Hagley Yard at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mr. Donohoe, wagoner, and his horse
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre A. Gentieu Brandywine River Valley photographs (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Explosion of glazing barrel near machine shop on Hagley Yard
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Man working inside new machine shop on Hagley Yard
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New machine shop on Hagley Yard
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware. Railroad in foreground., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Black powder press in new machine shop (view from above)
Hagley Yard at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
John Reed with black powder press in new machine shop
Hagley Yard at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Black powder press in new machine shop (side view)
Hagley Yard at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards in Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre Gentieu photographs of the Brandywine River Valley (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Men and boys standing in front of Old Yellow School House, Barley Mill Lane and Montchanin Road
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Pierre A. Gentieu Brandywine River Valley photographs (Accession 1970.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Henry Clay Mill employees
Front row: (left to right): Howard Shepperd, William Fleming, James Andrews, William Gordon, Bud, Harry Williams. Second row: Jim (tinsmith), Donohue, Frank Tulley [Talley?], William Ward, Thomas, Kitchen (ran corrugator), James Ban [?], William Horty (machinist). Third row: James Clark, John Poeples, Joseph Russell, Robert Pullon [?], Patrick Welsh, Felix Flanagan, Major Cohern [?]. Fourth row: Dennis Gallagher, Ned Potts (ran molding room), Mike Farron, Jack Andrews (mixed paint).

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